By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Taiwan’s Department of Disease Control announced that there was a new case of local dengue fever in Kaohsiung City today.

Disease Control Department’s epidemic prevention personnel perform a check on the source of the source in Benhe, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City/Taiwan CDC

The patient is a 60-year-old male from Benheli in Sanmin District with no travel history.

On July 3, the patient developed fever, dizziness, headache and loss of appetite. He was diagnosed with dengue virus type 4.

The Department of Disease Control and the Kaohsiung City Government’s epidemic prevention personnel have gone to the place of residence to carry out the implementation of the hygiene source check and spraying operations, and will continue to strengthen the emergency prevention and control work in the Benheli and surrounding communities in Sanmin District, and urge the people to take the initiative to cooperate with various epidemic prevention measures.

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To date,  38 cases of local dengue fever have been reported in Taiwan–34 cases in Kaohsiung City and four cases in Tainan.

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